The Home-maker may regret that summer has drawn to a close, The days are darker and home can take on a drab look and feel after the bright summer days.
But there is plenty to do around the home. Now is the time to think about comforting stews and casseroles that waft their delicious aromas through the house. What a welcome meets those who have been away for the day.
Here is a recipe for Beef Stew and Dumplings
|Recipe by James Martin|
We have had a bumper crop of English and Plum tomatoes. As they ripen fully on the windowsills, I make batch tomato sauce ready to use in all kinds of recipe. I also bottled a few.
In the garden you can still enjoy late blooms like our Begonias and Honeysuckle
You can crochet, knit or sew some little cheerfulnesses here and there. Of course, every bottle of washing up liquid needs a daisy pot to repose in.
I found a spare jam jar,and layered in some pink beads, pine cones and decorative plant seeds (the kind you get in pot-pourri). Tied with a scrap of ribbon from some packaging, it gives some colour to the room
Polishing brass, silver or wood can make a difference too. Maybe in the summer you didn't notice how dull they were looking.
|I filled this with pine cones and little soaps|
This is the perfect time also to be making winter socks or scarves to keep the family warm, and for Christmas gifts
My photo came out blurred and now it is raining and too dark to take another.
I often make warm, thick slippers like these
The pattern is free here. Nola Slippers Just scroll down the page to see the patterns pdfs. If you have time, maybe you would like to make some for a seafarer.
Are you enjoying your autumn/fall?